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ISK 4 Billion Investment in CCP

New Enterprise Associates og Novator have invested ISK 4 billion (USD 30.5 million, EUR 28 million) in the Icelandic interactive entertainment Company CCP.

Line at Dirty Burger and Ribs.

Icelanders Love Junk Food

According to annual reports from the four biggest fast food chains in the country, Icelanders spent ISK 10.9 billion (USD 85 million, EUR 77 million) at those last year.

Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Will Capital Controls be Lifted?

The economic measures introduced by the government Wednesday are the largest ever in Icelandic history, according to Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson.

Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson speaking at the Independence Party general meeting in 2013.

Central Bank Recommends Exemption

The Central Bank of Iceland has recommended an exemption from the Foreign Exchange Act be given to the failed banks, Kaupthing hf., Glitnir hf., and LBI hf.

Water.

Leak at Central Bank of Iceland

The Reykjavík Fire Department was called out to the Central Bank of Iceland shortly before midnight after water had begun leaking into the building’s hallways.

Glitnir

Íslandsbanki to be State-Owned

The creditors of Glitnir Bank have proposed to relinquish all of Glitnir’s holdings in Íslandsbanki LTD to the State as part of their stability contribution.

Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson, CEO of Plain Vanilla.

British ITV to Air QuizUp

The British television station ITV has decided to purchase quiz shows based on the video game QuizUp, created by Icelandic company Plain Vanilla.

Whaling boats Reykjavík

Whaling Season Concludes in Iceland

The 2015 commercial whaling season, which began last spring, has come to an end with the catch totaling 184 whales. Quotas were issued for two species of whale: fin whales, the meat of which is intended for export, and minke whales, which are consumed domestically.

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